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BECW4 GP Semi-Finals Recap

Credit: USA Today

So I know I said there would be all the info for joining BECW5 in this recap, but due to complications it will be delayed another day or so. So be on the look-out for another fanpost in the next couple days that will have all the information you need. However, in the meantime, if you're not a returning player, you can go ahead and sign up for mmaplayground.com, make your user name as close to your BE one as possible, and make complete picks for UFC 155, which will be the last event for BECW4. Making picks for that event will be absolutely mandatory if you want in for next season.

Alright, sorry about how long this one took to get posted, I've been battling a pretty awful illness for the past couple days. This may not have the most wit or comedy, but as long as I can get it completed without falling asleep on my keyboard it should still be considered a success.

Two cards were combined to make a giant 21-fight event that we needed to make picks for, although we lost the hot bout, which was also for many people the most anticipated fight of the weekend. However, despite me being quite negative about the quality of the cards prior to their airing, they outperformed with flying colors, especially the TUF 16 finale which was one of the most exciting cards of the year. Yeah, there wasn't much name value, but we were still able to see some amazing performances and finishes like the photo at the beginning of the post. I'm not going to spend time touching on each particular fight that was awesome, as there was quite a lot. If you haven't seen the cards yet, DO IT. Except the Colton Smith and Mike Pierce fights. Man, those sucked.

We're now down to just one more event to complete the season, and the Grand Prix finals have been decided. Close matches and come-from-behind victories were aplenty throughout the two nights. One of the semi-finals matches was decided by a mere 16 points. One consolation match had a point differential of 22 points, while the other was a slaughter, with SO BILL NAI winning by 135 points. Granted, the other team was a man down (way to fucking go, milk) but they would have lost regardless. Also, one of the Bland Prix teams put up the 2nd highest team score for the event. Individual stats first, though.

Individual Event Rankings

Rank Name Score
1 #32 Sugel Mendoza 130
2 #34 IvanIllich 129
2 #45 tomvale13 129
4 (C) Horselover Fat 128
5 #99 jason18 127
6 (C) kreally 125
7 #23 MJB! 124
8 #13 LBO 123
9 #20 brutalbobbyt 121
9 #27 Brent Ducharme 121
9 #92 Andy Davis 121
12 #11 sun yue 120
12 #70 Josh Hall 120
14 #31 KNOWLEGE 119
14 #88 bonesthebaptist 119
16 (C) Violent Newt 118
16 #65 Pookie_Gnome 118
16 #101 duck 118
19 #57 forkboy 117
20 #2 Magaca 116
21 #29 dribblebib 114
21 (R) darken 114
23 #33 Brad Ackerson 113
23 #62 OurBovinePublic 113
23 #80 HaterSlayer 113
26 #15 Patrick Wyman 112
26 #75 Fraser Coffeen 112
28 #54 SteveevaD 111
28 #90 KGNLuc 111
30 #3 swiftman 110
30 #76 RStephen4 110
32 (C) benten20 109
32 #6 Zachary Kater 109
32 #38 PDG27 109
35 (C) Sweet Scientist 108
35 #10 John Danaher's Hair 108
35 #44 T.C. Engel 108
35 #63 Matt Bishop 108
35 (R) manch1ld 108
40 #18 clayguidashair 107
40 #37 DreamingOfFighting 107
40 #43 GreyedOut 107
40 #60 Farthammer 107
44 #35 Snatchl 106
45 #42 Jeremy Couturier 105
45 #46 Ak.Death 105
47 #5 triangled 104
47 #49 Mookie Alexander 104
47 #87 lukustra 104
50 #16 ScoreCardOTN 102
50 #72 TitanFan2K 102
52 #28 George Halvatzis Jr. 101
53 #21 HurricaneHeron 99
53 #52 Jeffigatame 99
53 #58 RonSwanson 99
53 #84 Robert Cowan 99
53 #94 inthepipes 99
58 #48 -Neil- 98
58 #56 sgiblin 98
60 #22 Ben Bauman 97
60 #40 40Cal 97
62 (C) lanky6 96
62 #51 MaZZacare 96
62 #61 juanchoD 96
65 (C) sklart 95
65 #9 jafotinatos 95
65 #24 Tats16 95
65 (R) ElliotMatheny 95
69 #14 thuggis 94
69 #93 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 94
71 #36 1N87 93
72 #91 Rob Young 92
72 #106 Rutager 92
74 (C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 91
74 (C) wonderfulspam 91
74 #4 Dangalvan 91
74 #26 discoandherpes 91
74 #82 PelvicThrust 91
74 #83 Fedorable 91
80 #78 Marcu$ 90
80 #89 Imaginary_Enemy 90
80 #104 gugabe 90
80 #108 mlzybaby 90
84 #86 DarthRevan 89
85 #17 Dave Strummer 88
85 #19 StevenGiles 88
85 #25 skeebop 88
88 (C) POW 87
88 #30 DirtyML 87
88 #95 LYHL 87
91 #79 KMcCaig 86
92 #59 gxc 85
92 #67 Earl Montclair 85
94 #1 DetroitDrew1980 84
94 #97 Andy Anderson 84
94 #98 UK MMA MAN 84
94 #105 CJD2502 84
98 (C) Tim Bernier 83
98 #41 Pat Tzu 83
98 #81 sday420 83
101 #96 ThirdParty 82
102 #64 Seth Smiley 81
103 #55 Chris Groves 79
104 #73 KatGirl 76
105 #107 Body Triangle 75
106 #69 NickaG 71
106 #102 memitim 71
108 #7 hardy's in your face 69
109 #103 Waristotle 67
110 #8 afrotikiman 66
110 #53 trice 66
112 #12 Tim Burke 57
112 #39 cmons 57
114 #74 Bookhouse 43
115 (C) 19miles 26
116 #47 phantasma475 0
116 #50 IRodC 0
116 #66 milk72 0
116 #68 Patrick Tenney 0
116 #77 BuddyRevell 0

Everyone's favorite bad science jokester and Dana White impersonator Sugel is at the top of the mountain for this event, which put him tied for 5th overall on Playground as well. IvanIllich and weird-childhood-having tomvale13 tie to round out the top three, with Horsey only a point behind. All of them were top 10 on PG as a whole. Congrats! Not even gonna bother mentioning the pick missers specifically, if they don't have time to just make some random picks at the very least, I don't have time to waste complaining about them. Fuck 'em.

Individual Season Rankings

(Excluding replacement players)

Rank Name Score Change
1 #3 swiftman 649 0
2 #45 tomvale13 641 +7
3 #2 Magaca 632 +3
4 #15 Patrick Wyman 627 +3
5 #6 Zachary Kater 622 +3
6 #34 IvanIllich 619 +13
7 #32 Sugel Mendoza 617 +13
8 #93 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 614 -4
9 #79 KMcCaig 613 -7
10 #18 clayguidashair 611 +1
10 #82 PelvicThrust 611 -6
12 #67 Earl Montclair 607 -9
13 #9 jafotinatos 606 -3
13 #38 PDG27 606 -1
15 #62 OurBovinePublic 604 +2
16 #65 Pookie_Gnome 601 +9
17 #11 sun yue 600 +11
18 #42 Jeremy Couturier 597 -3
19 #46 Ak.Death 596 -2
20 (C) Sweet Scientist 594 +3
20 #20 brutalbobbyt 594 +13
22 #31 KNOWLEGE 593 +10
23 #75 Fraser Coffeen 583 +11
24 #4 Dangalvan 578 -4
24 #98 UK MMA MAN 578 -10
26 (C) Violent Newt 577 +18
27 #41 Pat Tzu 575 -12
28 (C) wonderfulspam 570 +1
28 #13 LBO 570 +23
28 #16 ScoreCardOTN 570 +9
28 #95 LYHL 570 -3
32 #48 -Neil- 569 +2
33 (C) Horselover Fat 568 +27
34 #81 sday420 567 -10
35 (C) kreally 566 +23
35 #1 DetroitDrew1980 566 -8
35 #24 Tats16 566 -1
35 #25 skeebop 566 -5
39 #57 forkboy 565 +10
40 #51 MaZZacare 564 -3
41 (C) lanky6 563 -2
41 #53 trice 563 -29
41 #101 duck 563 +11
44 #23 MJB! 562 +20
45 #22 Ben Bauman 560 -3
46 #10 John Danaher's Hair 558 +2
47 #14 thuggis 556 -4
47 #70 Josh Hall 556 +19
49 #80 HaterSlayer 555 +8
50 #27 Brent Ducharme 553 +21
51 #30 DirtyML 552 -11
51 #73 KatGirl 552 -20
53 (C) POW 551 -12
54 (C) benten20 549 +6
54 #40 40Cal 549 -7
56 #29 dribblebib 545 +16
57 #12 Tim Burke 544 -37
57 #35 Snatchl 544 +7
57 #49 Mookie Alexander 544 +3
57 #89 Imaginary_Enemy 544 -11
61 #94 inthepipes 542 -6
62 #58 RonSwanson 540 -4
63 #5 triangled 539 +5
63 #83 Fedorable 539 -14
65 #72 TitanFan2K 536 +5
66 #104 gugabe 535 -14
67 #76 RStephen4 534 +9
68 #33 Brad Ackerson 533 +10
69 #19 StevenGiles 532 -15
70 #21 HurricaneHeron 530 +2
71 #92 Andy Davis 529 +19
72 #99 jason18 526 +20
73 #78 Marcu$ 525 -5
73 #86 DarthRevan 525 -7
75 #44 T.C. Engel 523 +4
76 #54 SteveevaD 522 +11
77 #8 afrotikiman 521 -33
78 #28 George Halvatzis Jr. 515 +3
79 #52 Jeffigatame 514 -1
80 #84 Robert Cowan 511 +5
80 #88 bonesthebaptist 511 +12
82 #103 Waristotle 510 -28
83 #7 hardy's in your face 509 -24
83 #55 Chris Groves 509 -10
85 #96 ThirdParty 506 -10
86 (C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 504 -3
87 #43 GreyedOut 498 +6
88 #61 juanchoD 496 +2
89 (C) Tim Bernier 493 -1
90 #90 KGNLuc 492 +8
91 #107 Body Triangle 489 -10
92 (C) sklart 485 +3
93 #37 DreamingOfFighting 483 +8
93 #91 Rob Young 483 0
95 #87 lukustra 481 +5
96 #26 discoandherpes 480 +1
97 #63 Matt Bishop 475 +6
98 #56 sgiblin 473 +4
99 #74 Bookhouse 468 -25
100 #59 gxc 465 -1
101 #60 Farthammer 461 +10
102 #36 1N87 457 +4
103 #17 Dave Strummer 455 0
103 #106 Rutager 455 +4
105 #105 CJD2502 443 +3
106 (C) 19miles 439 -23
107 #108 mlzybaby 428 +5
108 #102 memitim 426 +2
109 #39 cmons 422 -4
110 #66 milk72 412 -25
111 #97 Andy Anderson 411 +2
112 #69 NickaG 397 +3
113 #50 IRodC 390 -18
114 #47 phantasma475 359 -7
115 #68 Patrick Tenney 327 -3
116 #64 Seth Smiley 323 +1
117 #77 BuddyRevell 278 -3

swiftman is still in first place, but tomvale is now right on his ass after a great performance for this event. #2 draft pick is living up the hype as he rounds out the top three points leaders for the season. One poor showing from swiftman at UFC 155 and and any of the top guys could overtake him at the last minute to become MVP for the season. Especially that dude in 5th place. He's pretty cool. Horsey had the biggest gain when it comes to rankings, jumping up 27 spots. The lovable Beer Monster plummeted hardest, dropping 37 spots after a very mediocre showing.

Individual Performance Evaluation

(How you're ranked for the season compared to your draft pick. Negative numbers are bad. Replacement players obviously excluded, as they were not drafted.)

#1 DetroitDrew1980 -34
#2 Magaca -1
#3 swiftman 2
#4 Dangalvan -20
#5 triangled -58
#6 Zachary Kater 1
#7 hardy's in your face -77
#8 afrotikiman -70
#9 jafotinatos -4
#10 John Danaher's Hair -36
#11 sun yue -6
#12 Tim Burke -45
#13 LBO -15
#14 thuggis -33
#15 Patrick Wyman 11
#16 ScoreCardOTN -12
#17 Dave Strummer -87
#18 clayguidashair 8
#19 StevenGiles -50
#20 brutalbobbyt 0
#21 HurricaneHeron -49
#22 Ben Bauman -23
#23 MJB! -21
#24 Tats16 -11
#25 skeebop -10
#26 discoandherpes -71
#27 Brent Ducharme -23
#28 George Halvatzis Jr. -51
#29 dribblebib -27
#30 DirtyML -21
#31 KNOWLEGE 9
#32 Sugel Mendoza 25
#33 Brad Ackerson -35
#34 IvanIllich 28
#35 Snatchl -22
#36 1N87 -67
#37 DreamingOfFighting -57
#38 PDG27 25
#39 cmons -71
#40 40Cal -14
#41 Pat Tzu 14
#42 Jeremy Couturier 24
#43 GreyedOut -45
#44 T.C. Engel -31
#45 tomvale13 43
#46 Ak.Death 27
#47 phantasma475 -69
#48 -Neil- 16
#49 Mookie Alexander -8
#50 IRodC -64
#51 MaZZacare 11
#52 Jeffigatame -28
#53 trice 12
#54 SteveevaD -23
#55 Chris Groves -29
#56 sgiblin -43
#57 forkboy 18
#58 RonSwanson -4
#59 gxc -42
#60 Farthammer -42
#61 juanchoD -28
#62 OurBovinePublic 47
#63 Matt Bishop -35
#64 Seth Smiley -54
#65 Pookie_Gnome 49
#66 milk72 -45
#67 Earl Montclair 55
#68 Patrick Tenney -49
#69 NickaG -44
#70 Josh Hall 23
#72 TitanFan2K 7
#73 KatGirl 22
#74 Bookhouse -26
#75 Fraser Coffeen 52
#76 RStephen4 9
#77 BuddyRevell -43
#78 Marcu$ 5
#79 KMcCaig 70
#80 HaterSlayer 31
#81 sday420 47
#82 PelvicThrust 72
#83 Fedorable 20
#84 Robert Cowan 3
#86 DarthRevan 13
#87 lukustra -9
#88 bonesthebaptist 7
#89 Imaginary_Enemy 32
#90 KGNLuc -1
#91 Rob Young -3
#92 Andy Davis 21
#93 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 85
#94 inthepipes 33
#95 LYHL 67
#96 ThirdParty 10
#97 Andy Anderson -15
#98 UK MMA MAN 74
#99 jason18 27
#101 duck 60
#102 memitim -7
#103 Waristotle 20
#104 gugabe 38
#105 CJD2502 -1
#106 Rutager 2
#107 Body Triangle 15
#108 mlzybaby 0

A lot of the first round draft picks have turned out to be busts, but I'll name afrotikiman specifically since he thinks he's too cool to even comment around here specifically. I remember when he was supposed to be my rival. I'd love to make fun of him but it's just gotten depressing. Draft pick #93 Brocklesnar looks like he's going to claim the overachiever award for the season as he's ranked 85 spots higher than his draft number. There's no obstacle in sight in the way of Dave Strummer and the top underachiever award, either. He dun goof'd by missing that event earlier in the season.

Captains' Table

Name Score
(C) Sweet Scientist 594
(C) Violent Newt 577
(C) wonderfulspam 570
(C) Horselover Fat 568
(C) kreally 566
(C) lanky6 563
(C) POW 551
(C) benten20 549
(C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 504
(C) Tim Bernier 493
(X) sklart 485
(C) discoandherpes 480
(C) 19miles 439

Sweet Scientist is still at the top, Newt jumped up 3 spots to 2nd place, and thanks to 19miles' massively incomplete picks for this major event, the Dogcunts' sklart and disco are no longer at the very bottom. A silver lining, I guess.

Week 9 Match-Ups Review

(Check out Dallas' fanpost on Hover Zoom and Thumbnail Zoom Plus for convenient viewing.)

Grand Prix Semi-Finals

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Consolation Matches

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Bland Prix

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The Antonio Rodrigo Nohomos only had three players below average, as well as the Buttertooth Brits again, despite having those same two non-pickers AGAIN. Team BECWandDietPepsi were on the other side of that spectrum with only 3 people above average. My, how the mighty have fallen.

Updated BECW4 Grand Prix Bracket

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#4 Antonio Rodrigo Nohomos will face #7 Wrong Pick Hospital, Right Pick Necessary for the BECW4 Grand Prix Championship. #6 Unadulterated Espousers of Hate do battle against #8 The Good, The Bad, and the Dollaway for the honor of a respectable 3rd place. #3 Full Etim and #5 SO BILL NAI are matched up to try to claim 5th place. And, LOL, #1 Cock Guys are against #2 TeamBECWandDietPepsi and each team will try not to finish in last place for the tournament and become the laughing stock of everyone. How the hell does that even happen? Way to go winning a bunch of games in the regular season for no fucking reason whatsoever. I eagerly await whatever way Chris Jones can spin this as something other than a complete and utter disaster. Serves you right for all your circlejerks earlier this season.

BECW4 Bland Prix Standings

Bland Prix
Rank Team Name Wins Losses Total points
1 Fucked For Free 1 1 1544
2 The Team That Wars 1 1 1526
3 Buttertooth Brits 1 1 1396
4 The Dogcunt Sklarts 1 1 1376

After the worst performance in the first match of the Bland Prix, Horselover's team turned it around and are now on top of the standings. The Team that Wars is surprisingly right behind them though, and the Buttertooth Brits are just barely keeping away from the Raqequit trophy, although with two pick missers now for each Bland Prix event, they sort of deserve it.

Xmas Tree Tables/Final Event Preview

(Italicized scores are from a player that was eventually replaced. These scores were not set by the player currently listed. This means that the season total for that player is actually a combination of both players as well. Those players can most easily be recognized by the N/A next to their Rank and Relative stats.)

Event Averages: Week 1 - 48.3, Week 2 - 48.78, Week 3 - 58.12, Week 4 - 41.24, Week 5 - 70.33, Week 6 - 55.85, Week 7 - 62.05, Week 8 - 60.73, Week 9 - 97.99

Season Average - 543.39

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BECW4 Grand Prix Finals

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3rd Place Match

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5th Place Match

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7th Place Match

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Bland Prix Final Matches

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BECW All-Time Leaderboards

This list consists of the 41 players who have participated in every season, starting with the 75 people who were a part of the inaugural BECW, back when it was just five teams with fifteen players each, and just a running total of points throughout the season to declare the champions (my team).

Rank BE Name Total
1 lanky6 2338
2 sun yue 2321
3 Tats16 2315
4 John Danaher's Hair 2312
4 Zachary Kater 2312
6 wonderfulspam 2303
7 IvanIllich 2287
8 Horselover Fat 2283
9 hardy's in your face 2281
10 skeebop 2280
11 afrotikiman 2270
12 LBO 2256
13 Snatchl 2243
14 -Neil- 2235
15 Pookie_Gnome 2216
16 StevenGiles 2210
17 Earl Montclair 2184
18 Mookie Alexander 2179
19 T.C. Engel 2176
20 19miles 2155
21 Jeffigatame 2151
22 George Halvatzis Jr. 2146
23 Dave Strummer 2145
24 OurBovinePublic 2139
25 SteveevaD 2137
26 HurricaneHeron 2122
27 TitanFan2K 2115
28 manch1ld 2109
29 KMcCaig 2105
30 KatGirl 2078
31 Imaginary_Enemy 2063
32 sday420 2060
33 cmons 2050
34 inthepipes 2046
35 Andy Davis 2007
36 LYHL 2006
37 duck 1998
38 Fedorable 1972
39 bonesthebaptist 1961
40 Farthammer 1942
41 memitim 1822

Congratulations to lanky, who has proven to be a consistent force and sits atop the rankings. A hearty chuckle at spam who now is beneath me. I'm coming for you next, JDH. Of course, with only a 58 point differential between 1st and 10th place, these could change majorly once this season concludes.

This season wraps up with UFC 155 on December 29th. So if you're like me, and you're going to be traveling or otherwise busy around Christmas, it may be a good idea to go ahead and make some preliminary picks now. Happy holidays and good luck in the final event, everyone!

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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